Assumption Cathedral is Bangkok's principal Roman Catholic cathedral. It’s also the main church of the Archdiocese of Bangkok, which dates back to 1662. It was constructed between 1910 and 1918 to replace an earlier church on the same spot. Pope John Paul II visited this cathedral during his trip to Bangkok in 1984. The beautiful interior is classic Romanesque, with round arches, looming ceilings covered in rich rococo and stained glass. Murals on the walls of the nave at the end depict biblical scenes.
- Opening Hours: Monday and Friday from 8.30am to 5pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8.30am to 12pm (closed from Tuesdays to Thursdays)
- Location: 23 Soi Charoenkrung 40, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 234 8556
Bangkok river cruises
Bangkok river cruises travel along the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok’s main artery of life. The river is at its prettiest during sunset, with the iconic Wat Arun and Grand Palace both illuminated brilliantly over the water. Some river cruises offer traditional Thai dances, while others have live jazz and live commentary of some of the landmarks Read More...
Chao Phraya River
The Chao Phraya River flows south from the highlands on the country's northern border to the Gulf of Thailand near Bangkok. Also known as the River of Kings, it’s about 365 km long. Throughout many centuries, the river has been used for transportation and agriculture, providing the day-to-day needs and livelihood of the people living along Read More...
King Rama I Monument
King Rama I Monument was built to mark Bangkok’s 150th anniversary in 1932, along with the Puttayodfa Memorial Bridge next to which it sits. It was designed by HRH Prince Naris, while architect Silpa Bhirasri moulded and cast the structure in bronze. Born on March 20, 1736, King Rama I (also known as King Puttayodfa) was the first king in the Chakri Dynasty, which continues to this day.
- Location: Prachathipok Rd, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Lhong 1919 Bangkok is a 19th-century Chinese mansion that mixes Bangkok heritage with shopping, dining, and lots of interesting photo opportunities. The centre point of this old Chinese manor is the large shrine to Mazu, the Chinese goddess of seafarers. The air is usually heavy with the scent of incense and smoke, with many Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 8pm
- Location: 248 Chiang Mai Rd, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)91 187 1919
Thailand Creative and Design Centre
Thailand Creative and Design Centre (TCDC) is a trendy design learning and resource facility, which was created to give functional designers and entrepreneurs a platform to display their innovative ideas. You can find this state-of-the-art facility inside a building that used to house the Bangkok General Post Office. The design library has over 15,000 design books, Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 10.30am to 9pm (closed on Mondays)
- Location: Central Post Office, 1160 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 105 7400
The Jam Factory
The Jam Factory Bangkok is a creative space, restaurant, cafe and bookshop in what used to be an old factory. The building has large glass walls and iron framing, giving it an industrial feel. Outside, there's a large grassy area and one of the largest Bodhi trees you can find in Bangkok. The bookshop doubles as Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 8pm
- Location: 41/1-5 The Jam Factory, Charoen Nakhon Road, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 861 0950